Jo Johnson quits as minister over Theresa May’s Brexit plan

Transport minister says he cannot support deal and will campaign for second referendum

Theresa May’s hopes of winning parliament’s backing for her Brexit deal were plunged into fresh doubt after Jo Johnson resigned from the government, accusing her of offering MPs a choice between “vassalage and chaos”.

Four months after his Brexiter brother Boris quit as foreign secretary, the remain-backing MP for Orpington and rail minister said he could not vote for the deal which May is expected to bring back to parliament within weeks and instead would throw his weight behind a second referendum.

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